EPA to states: we need a reductions plan.
Complicated and controversial, the EPA Clean Power Plan is well-conceived and has the potential to curb emissions but still faces serious hurdles.
Not happy in coal country – unless you’re a lawyer.
The expected barrage of legal attacks on the EPA Clean Power Plan hinge on two arguments, which may ultimately go to the US Supreme Court.
Now regulated for carbon emissions.
How the US ended up regulating carbon emissions using the 1970 Clean Air Act rather than a national cap-and-trade emissions trading system.
Obama announces the EPA Clean Power Plan at the White House.
A panel of scholars provide analysis of the Obama administration's EPA Clean Power Plan and its impact on the electricity sector, the climate and politics at home and abroad.
More of this, says Hilary Clinton.
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Hillary Clinton's energy and climate platform emphasizes renewable energy and the health benefits of the plan -- a position that will resonate with many voters.
The EPA seemed to think the benefits so outweighed the costs that the latter weren’t worth considering.
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Regulations that do significantly more harm than good are never appropriate, as the court concluded.
A first: limits on carbon emissions from power plants.
Despite looming legal challenges, states are devising plans to comply with limits on power plant carbon emissions – a crucial part of Obama's climate policies.
Power of the pen: Obama signs executive order to reduce greenhouse gases from government.
The EPA said it will regulate emissions from airplanes – the latest in a string of environmental and climate regulations Obama has used to bypass the Republican-led Congress.
Where do clean water rules begin and end?
The EPA is seeking to clarify the reach of the landmark Clean Water Act to cover tributaries, yet people in agriculture and homeowners worry it will lead to onerous permitting.
Trying to stop an incinerator project in Baltimore.
The EPA and other federal agencies have yet to address environmental justice – despite a long history of poor and minority communities suffering environmental ills disproportionately.
Should the EPA figure the cost of reducing mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants for health reasons?
A Supreme Court case could undo a key piece of the Obama's environmental agenda, which hinges on whether the EPA should consider the costs of air pollution controls from coal plants.
Corporate infiltration of expert advice is a battleground on both sides of the Atlantic.
On both sides of the Atlantic it would appear that evidence-based policy is in jeopardy. The scientific advice that government and regulators rely upon to inform their decision-making is under attack…
Children are particularly susceptible to the toxic effects of lead because their brains and bodies are still developing.
In the shadows of Broken Hill’s rich mining history lies a legacy of contamination and regulatory failure that will likely outlive any benefits locals derive from mining. One in five children aged under…
It’s been suggested that fish oil is the snake oil of our generation.
An estimated one in four Australians currently take fish oil supplements daily because of its perceived benefits. There are suggestions that fish oil is good for a range of health conditions including…